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The Danger In Ignoring Software Updates

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Ignoring software updates could prove to be costly.

Software updates are a given when it comes to the technology we most frequently use. They’re also a nuisance though, because nobody looks forward to the time it takes to install the software update. If you do choose to ignore these updates, it could potentially harm your computer in irreversible ways. Even if it’s just a small fix, updates are designed to make your computer less vulnerable. Foregoing the update can leave you susceptible to the cyber-criminals of the world. Before you choose to ignore the next software update you see, make sure you understand the consequences of that decision.

What Is A Software Update?

In most cases, a software update is strictly for security purposes. If a weak point is discovered, developers will create a device known as a “patch.” Ignoring patches can lead to a security risk, because hackers can then easily detect holes in your system. Aside from security, updates also come with enhancements for graphics or smaller features like bug fixes.

“Remind Me Later”

That’s the phrase most of us click when we see an alert for a software update. It’s just convenient, right? Nobody wants to stall their day by waiting for technology to reach an optimal working point. We give a Mutombo wave to rebooting and choose to continue working. Some companies will insert automatic updates to get computers to a stronger place, but that risks losing trust. Simply put, if you constantly click on “remind me later” when the update alerts come, you may not even have that option eventually.

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Working Nets is IT without the ego. We offer technical help and top-notch service without making you feel out of the loop or left behind. Even today’s top technology professionals still have issues with their gadgets and software sometimes, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if and when you need it! Our specialty is helping you understand the pieces of technology you use in simple ways. By outsourcing your information technology to us (and letting us do the network design planning), we will make sure that your company is up to date and safe, because technology never sleeps. Interested in finding out more about our services? Give us a call at (443) 992-7394 or visit us online. For more technology tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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